Loving destination weddings is an easy task. Far off locales mixed with the ultimate life celebrations = a no brainer in the adoration department. Especially when that destination is turned into all out glamour. Palm trees strung with chandeliers is a beautiful thing my friends. With photography by Lacie Hansen, blooms by Amaryllis Designs and planning by Stephanie Shepherd, this destination wedding is sure to have you dreaming of warm weathered “I Do’s”. Catch even more right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride…Patience is a virtue- My wonderful husband Bobby and I met ten and a half years ago at a friend’s birthday camping trip. Literally from the moment I saw him, I was in love. It was an indescribable feeling, like a shock just went straight through me. I was so taken by him from that glance; I couldn’t even speak or look at him. Lucky for me, the feeling was mutual; we started dating 3 days later and have been inseparable ever since. We were young when we met so marriage wasn’t something on the near horizon for either of us, though I didn’t think I would have to wait 9 whole years for an engagement and 10 for a wedding. When he proposed I’m not sure if I cried because I was so overcome with emotion or so thankful that it was finally happening! In the end, it was definitely worth the wait.
“Aloha au iaoe (I love you)” We got engaged in Maui, Hawaii, on a deserted black sand beach. Anyone who has ever been to Hawaii knows the islands capture part of your soul and since we got engaged there, it had even more meaning to us. We knew instantly that we wanted to share this special place with our family and friends. Besides, who doesn’t want to go to Maui for a wedding!? We fell upon this absolutely AMAZING location tucked away in the jungle of Maui. Not to sound corny, but it was magical. That is the only way to describe our venue, Haiku Mill, and our wedding.
“Less is More”- Both Bobby and I are in the wedding industry, myself being a bridal consultant at Hitched in Washington, DC and Bobby, the production manager for Amaryllis; a floral and event design company. Everyone expected us to have an all out, over-the-top event; but because we are so immersed in that world, we wanted just the opposite. We wanted our wedding to be perfectly simple, understated, and relaxed. For the next year, we lived by the saying “Less is More.” Just about every detail of our wedding had been, in some way, created or impacted by our family and friends. Bobby and I designed, printed, and put together our invitations. My mother, Mary Ellen Trozzo, a jeweler, created the masterpiece of a necklace that I wore, along with the wedding bands and my engagement ring, our good friend Grace supplied the ceremony music, Bobby himself designed and assembled all of the florals, and our photographer, Lacie Hansen, who I adore, supplied us with a lifetime of unforgettable memories. The list goes on and on- every piece of the event had personal meaning and nothing was over done or extravagant.
“Happy Ever After”- The wedding went through without a hitch…except for when I tossed my bouquet into an antique crystal chandelier and broke it…but aside from that, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! I, along with a million other brides, will say this till I’m blue in the face, but it really was the best day of my life. I married a man who thinks the world of me, and I of him. We are so excited to share the rest of our lives with each other and I hope that the rest of our lives together is as perfect as our wedding was.
Photography: Lacie Hansen | Venue: Haiku Mill | Wedding Planner: Stephanie Shepherd | Floral Deisgn + Linens: Amaryllis Designs | Invitations: Bride + Groom | Officiant: Pia Aluli |Rentals: Island Rentals | Tent: Maui Rents | Catering: Maui Executive Catering | Bartender: Bars R Us | DJ: Ace Beats | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier via Hitched Salon | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale via Hitched Maids | Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Suits: J.Crew | Custom Jewelry: M.E.Trozzo, Inc, | Custom Cut Stones for Jewelry: Thomas A. Trozzo | Shoes: Caparros | Grooms Shoes: Cole Han | Transportation: Travel Plaza Transportation | Hair: Salon 253 (Aidel Sneary + Nicole Nadalin) | Make-Up: Maui Makeup Artistry, Liz Javelosa